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30-May-2015 1:34am PDT  

 

Phoenix Film Festival

15 Annual March 26, 2015 to April 02, 2015

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Feature Films
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Live Action Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under sixty(60) minutes in length.
College Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under sixty (60) minutes in length. In order to qualify for this category filmmaker must have been in college when film was made.
Animated Shorts
Short films are considered to be all films under sixty (60) minutes in length. Films submitted in this category must be animated.
World Cinema Shorts
A Short Film has a total running time under sixty (60) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film represented by a nation other than the United States.
World Cinema Features
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film represented by a nation other than the United States.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Documentary Feature
This category is for documentaries over 60 minutes in length.
Short Documentary
This category is for documentaries under 60 minutes total running time.
Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search
We're looking for top-notch UNPRODUCED screenplays. Screenplays must be less than 25 pages.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
We're proud to announce the 15th Annual Phoenix Film Festival to be held March 26 to April , 2015. The Festival, fresh off its best year yet, is planning for another big year and we want you to be a part of this great filmmaker event.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

The Phoenix Film Festival annually screens over 150 films, holds amazing parties and provided filmmaking seminars to capacity audiences. Over 23,000 attendees enjoy the 8 day festival.
The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the state of the art Harkins Scottsdale/101. All parties and workshops are held in the Party Pavilion just outside the theatre. Which means everything you need is right on site.

The 2015 Phoenix Film Festival will take place March 26 to April 2 in the beautiful Valley of the Sun. The program will be held over eight days, including the United States best competition for feature-length premiere independent films, several film premieres and screenings outside of competition from major U.S. Studios and filmmakers in our Showcase Program, a Foreign Film Showcase of feature and short-length films, many Short Film Programs including College, Animated, Documentary and Arizona Filmmakers. There are a number of free seminars on all types of filmmaking related topics, Celebrity tributes and conversations, and awesome parties that bring the festival community together.

Don't just take it from us, here are just a few comments we received from our 2014 filmmakers......

"The people of the Phoenix Film Festival seem to instinctively know what filmmakers need: Encouragement, fun and so often overlooked in the film world- kinship. I don't know how, but PFF understands. All the filmmakers felt pampered, not just by the amazing screening facility or the cool parties but by the warmth and real friendship extended. Never have I been to a film festival where camaraderie, instead of competition between filmmakers was fostered, where fun and imagination was extended from the film making process and into the film screening experience. PFF wasn't just a place to screen to the filmmakers there, but the time of their lives." - Eddie Jemison, Director of "King of Herrings"

"Of all the film festivals I've been to Phoenix was by far the most relaxed and fun, with great enthusiastic audiences and interesting engaging films. I made friendships there that will likely last a lifetime. The atmosphere is great too, as a filmmaker you're encouraged to watch as many films as possible and as a film fan, that's huge, I saw so many films that have stuck with me and inspired me to try new things with my own work. I love the Phoenix Film Festival and can't wait to go back." - Matt Rabinowitz, Director of "The Frontier"

"From the minute you land, they scoop you up and make you a part of their family. They've carefully created an itinerary designed to bring you closer with your filmmaker brethren, and these are friendships I will have a lifetime. The film selection is varied and strong, the venue is top notch, but most importantly, the people working the festival are warm, helpful, and just plain fun, from those running the show to the volunteers helping seat people. I very much look forward to returning with all my future films, and will be singing this festival's praises to whomever will listen." - Mark Stolaroff, Producer of "The House that Jack Built"

"Can I coin a phrase to talk about the Phoenix Film Festival? Let's call it the "ultimate fest experience" or maybe "fest quest achieved!" Ok, so maybe I can't coin a phrase that's catchy. But regardless, all indie filmmakers go to festivals with goals in mind whether it's audience feedback or networking. The Phoenix Film Festival exceeded all my expectations and raised the bar for what a festival experience should be. The audiences the PFF attracted were the biggest and best I have seen anywhere. Not to mention they were excited, engaged and intelligent film-goers - the exact people you want at your screenings! I enjoyed a sold-out show for my film 45RPM and received thoughtful feedback and encouragement from viewers and filmmakers alike." - Juli Jackson, Director of "45 RPM"

"I don’t need to tell you that filmmakers often exist in a vacuum as they toil to make their films come to life. The fact that I was invited to screen my film, not once but 3 times, was really great. The Phoenix Film Festival is pure heaven for any filmmaker. I highly recommend it." - Whitney Ransick, Director of "Misfire:The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery"

We hope to see your film at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival!


ORGANIZERS
Jason Carney (Executive Director) ; Jason Carney (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.
5. I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.
6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).
7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.
8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection.
9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.
10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2015 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucso

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered. 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. 3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. 4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites. 5. I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession. 6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s). 7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead. 8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection. 9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance. 10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 17, 2015 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson.